You know who this helps? Mitt Romney, that’s who.
Mitt Romney is running for president, and I am proud to endorse him.
The general reaction among the blogosphere*? Rapid blinking of the eyes. Lots of people didn’t see this one coming. Including me. Personally, speaking as a former Pawlenty guy… no, sorry, Tim. I’d have followed you to the nomination, but I won’t follow Mitt Romney. He gets the nod, that’s one thing – I’m a good Republican, and better him as President than Obama by far – but Romney’s not my first, second, or even third choice.
Nothing personal. And nothing personal for Romney, either: him getting the endorsement is good news for Romney’s campaign.
*As well as, I’m hearing, from Pawlenty’s own former staffers.